Temperatures are starting to cool down, leaves are changing colors, savory and spicy scents are filling the air—fall is finally here. While it may not be time to bust out your sweaters, boots and scarves just yet, it’s definitely time to embrace the spirit of the season. See what’s happening near The Ford this autumn and get a glimpse of how our members will be spending the next few months.
The Savannah Jazz Festival
September 23–26, 2021 | Coastal Jazz Association, Inc. | Savannah, GA
The annual Savannah Jazz Festival is free to attend with tent tickets available for purchase for various concerts. Featuring internationally renowned performers and regional favorites, the event is a huge hit among locals and visitors alike. In addition to enjoying food, drinks and live music, we recommend a visit to the newly opened Savannah Jazz History and Hall of Fame Exhibit at the Savannah History Museum. The festival will also be streamed live for jazz lovers around the world to enjoy.
Phil the Park
October 9, 2021 | 5 p.m. | Forsyth Park | Savannah, GA
A local tradition, Phil the Park is an outdoor concert put on by the Savannah Philharmonic as they begin their 2021–2022 season. This year’s theme is “Soundtrack of Savannah,” which is centered on connection, celebration and local culture. Free to the public, Phil the Park is a family-friendly event. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic and enjoy feel-good jams, movie soundtrack faves and more.
Rock Music, Axe Throwing & Bonaventure
October 9, 2021 | Southbound Brewing Co. | Savannah, GA
Presented by Rocky Road Touring and Shannon Scott, the kickoff for the Halloween season is sure to be a hit. Event-goers will get to enjoy local beer at a favorite brewery and try their hand at axe throwing via Blade & Bull. Ticket holders also get entry into a special concert at Bonaventure Cemetery the following day. Note: This event is 21+ only.
Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival
October 15–17, 2021 | J.F. Gregory Park | Richmond Hill, GA
The 22nd annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival is a must-see for seafood lovers and, truly, anyone looking for a deliciously unique lowcountry event. The festival—which is one of the largest seafood festivals in the South—features live music, amusement rides, arts and crafts, and all of the seafood you could ask for.
SCAD Savannah Film Festival
October 23–30, 2021 | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, GA
Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), this annual film festival celebrates independent and major studio films from around the world. Events throughout the week will include film screenings, announcements of film competition award winners, special exhibitions, panels and workshops, conversations with honorees and more.
Looking for more to do? Find out what our members will be up to this season by exploring the many activities & events happening at The Ford.